Tubi Becomes First AVOD Service Available on Amazon Echo Show Devices
Starting today, Tubi is officially available on Amazon Echo Show devices. The free ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service is bringing its library of over 15,000 movies and TV shows to stream on Amazon Echo Show devices, making it the first AVOD service available on the device.
In addition to the more than 44,000 hours of content Tubi offers, Amazon Echo Show users can enjoy Tubi’s new December titles, which include “Kill Bill: Volume I” and “Kill Bill: Volume II,” as well as “The Aviator,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
“We are committed to making great content accessible for everyone, which is why we’re proud to be the first AVOD service available on Amazon Echo Show,” said Michael Ahiakpor, Chief Product Officer at Tubi. “We’re also excited that Tubi users will now be able to use Alexa to conveniently find and watch movies and TV shows.”
Earlier this week, Tubi launched a new campaign titled “Not on Netflix,” addressing the streaming wars. While the ad targets Netflix, as they are the biggest shark in the streaming game, it also addresses the influx that has come into the streaming space. With Hulu and Amazon Prime Video already in the mix and the launches of Apple TV+ and Disney+ and the upcoming HBO Max and Peacock causing quite the stir, Tubi is presented itself as a hassle-free option.
Since the launch of the Tubi app in 2014, the platform has shown a steady amount of growth.
They announced that they surpassed 20 million monthly active users in May, with customers watching over 94 million hours of content. Back in February, Tubi inked a deal with NBCUniversal and brought shows such as “Xena:Warrior Princess” and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” to the service. In May, the service cut an exclusive deal with Lionsgate to bring all 100 episodes of the comedy “Anger Management” to its customers for free.